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November 14, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder physics Professor Steven Pollock has been named a 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Pollock is the second CU-Boulder faculty member to win a national Professor of the Year award. Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, also a physics professor, was honored with the designation in 2004.

November 12, 2013

Seven CU-Boulder aerospace engineering students are among 20 top students who will be recognized Nov. 14 with a new national award honoring tomorrow’s engineering leaders sponsored by Penton’s Aviation Week in partnership with Raytheon. The “Twenty20s” awards honor the academic achievements and leadership of top engineering, math, science and technology students.

November 12, 2013

Using morphine to fight the pain associated with abdominal surgery may paradoxically prolong a patient’s suffering, doubling or even tripling the amount of time it takes to recover from the surgical pain, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.

November 11, 2013

The initial results are now coming in for a project led by CU-Boulder that is expected to eventually sequence the gut bacteria of tens of thousands of people around the world in hopes of better understanding nutrition and health. The crowd-funded effort, known as the American Gut project, or AG, has thus far sequenced microbes from the digestive tracts of 1,589 people and has received $615,000 in donations from more than 6,700 people and four companies. Led by CU-Boulder Professor Rob Knight of the BioFrontiers Institute, the effort is the largest crowd-funded science project ever undertaken.

November 11, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder enrolled more international students during the 2012-13 academic year and sent more students abroad during the 2011-12 academic year than any other higher education institution in Colorado.

The data, released today by the Institute of International Education in its annual Open Doors Report, shows that CU-Boulder was home to 1,910 international students during the 2012-13 school year, up from 1,681 in 2011-12.

CU-Boulder sent 1,330 students overseas during the 2011-12 school year, up from 1,316 in 2010-11.

November 8, 2013

One of the first steps people take toward rebuilding their communities after a flood, wildfire or other disaster may not be the right step, according to the director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.

“When a disaster happens, people feel pressure to rebuild things just as they were before, when in fact a disaster should be a time when there is a pause, when we ask ‘How can we build it back better than it was before?’ ” said center Director Kathleen Tierney, also a professor of sociology.

November 7, 2013

The 19th annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit will be held at the University of Colorado Boulder Nov. 13-14, featuring a variety of sessions for students, faculty, staff and community members. All events are free and open to the public.

November 6, 2013

Families seeking information about childhood psychiatric and developmental disorders are invited to a community open house with experts from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado School of Medicine on Wednesday, Nov. 13, on the CU-Boulder campus.

Experts will address emerging research on early onset bipolar disorder, prevention of schizophrenia, postpartum depression, attention and behavior disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Each researcher also will describe their community services.

November 5, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder Environmental Center is expanding its Computers To Youth program to include more students and more interactive activities.

November 4, 2013

Rick Stevens, assistant professor of journalism, can comment on media coverage of the JFK assassination as the first time in history Americans reacted to the same visual event. He says the coverage of the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath represented a key shift from radio to television as the dominant news medium of the day and signaled the birth of a different kind of relationship between the American public and public officials.


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